President Muhammadu Buhari has announced that so far, 92 percent of all coronavirus contacts across Nigeria have been identified.
He said that the government had doubled the number of testing laboratories in the country, raising the testing capacity to 1,500 tests per day.
“We also trained over 7,000 Healthcare workers on infection prevention and control while deploying NCDC teams to 19 states of the federation.
“Lagos and Abuja today have the capacity to admit some 1,000 patients each across several treatment centres.”
In a broadcast to the nation yesterday, April 13, President Buhari said that many State Governments have also made provisions for isolation wards and treatment centres, and that similar centres have also being built near airports and land borders.
“Using our resources and those provided through donations, we will adequately equip and man these centres in the coming weeks. Already, health care workers across all the treatment centers have been provided with the personal protective equipment that they need to safely carry out the care they provide.
“Our hope and prayers are that we do not have to use all these centres. But we will be ready for all eventualities.”